University of Calgary

November 3, 2009

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Family MDs take home national awards
University of Calgary physicians Dr. George Gish and Dr. Richard Ward are among those recognized for their achievements in family medicine, research and teaching.

Challenging design
Hernan Diaz Alonso, one of the world’s most influential designers and architecture educators, is coming to campus as part of the EVDS Design Matters lecture series.

Unraveling the spine
As part of the Undergraduate Research Students Program (USRP) in health and wellness, Kitty Choy is studying the complicated mechanics of the spine.

Campus Connection

Employment equity survey open to Nov. 13
In order to allow for more faculty and staff participation, the employment equity survey has been extended until Nov. 13. All participants are eligible to win an 8GB iPod nano, generously sponsored by the U of C Bookstore. >> Survey

New research accounting reports
New research accounting reports have been created for the University of Calgary research community to provide information on projects.


Globe & Mail
Oct. 26: Refusing to get vaccinated is selfish

U of C Faculty of Medicine members Juliet Guichon and Ian Mitchell argue in a timely op-ed piece that Canadians who refuse the H1N1 vaccination should consider the harm that might come to other people and the health-care system.

The Montreal Gazette
Oct. 29: Beat the diet busters

When it comes to healthy eating, no one is perfect. Not even dietitian Kim Wagner Jones, a nutrition pro who works with the Sport Medicine Centre at the University of Calgary.

National Post
Oct. 30: Subsidies at centre of Mackenzie Valley Pipeline problem

Benoit Beauchamp, executive director of the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary, and Robert Mansell, academic director at the U of C’s School of Public Policy, agree that Ottawa must fund the proposed pipeline megaproject or watch it die.


> Bake Sale for United Way. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Shell Forum, Haskayne
> Lebel Lecture in Christian Ethics: Christian Churches in the Third Reich
> Lebel Lecture in Christian Ethics: Sword of the Lord: Hitler's Chaplains

Nov. 4
> Library Booksale for United Way. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hardcovers: $1; paperbacks: 50 cents. Library Link
> The Noise Before Defeat: Western Failures to Formulate Grand Strategy and Military Strategy
> The Paget/Hoy Speaker Series: Representing "The Other" in Creative Nonfiction
> With the Child in Mind: Brain Development and Best Interests Decisions

Nov. 5
> Corruption Forum 2009
> Great Expectations Unfulfilled: Barack Obama's Impact on Canadian Politics
> The Nonfiction Writer in Alberta: Unofficial Opposition to the Kings of Spin in the Age of Apathy and Doublespeak
> Discovery Series: Guitar Stories with Ralph Maier

Nov. 6
> Will the Real Alberta Please Stand Up?
> Dinos Women's VBall vs Manitoba
> Are We Giving Up Ice for Oil?
> Dinos Men's VBall vs Winnipeg
> Celebrating Bicentennials: Haydn and Mendelssohn

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